King Albert Park MRT Station

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 DT6 
King Albert Park
阿尔柏王园
கிங் ஆல்பர்ட் பார்க்
King Albert Park
Rapid transit
DT6 KingAlbertPark Platform.JPG
Location 2 Blackmore Drive
Singapore 599987
Coordinates 1°20′08″N 103°47′02″E / 1.335628°N 103.783983°E / 1.335628; 103.783983
Operated by SBS Transit DTL
Line(s)
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Connections Bus, Taxi
Construction
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 2
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  DT6 
History
Opened 27 December 2015
Electrified Yes
Previous names Blackmore
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Bukit Panjang
Downtown Line
towards Chinatown
Location

King Albert Park MRT Station (DT6) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit station on the Downtown Line in Bukit Timah, Singapore. The station serves the Bukit Timah corridor at the junction between Bukit Timah Road and Blackmore Drive, in an area which is largely residential; and staff and students of the nearby Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Singapore University of Social Sciences[1]

The station is named after King Albert Park, an estate and road located within the vicinity of this station. Before the current name was finalized, this station was known by its working name "Blackmore". The station opened on December 27, 2015.[2]

History[edit]

Construction incidents[edit]

Residents of Maplewoods condominium are concerned about the safety of both drivers and pedestrians near the condominium and are hoping for better solutions to the problems resulting from the construction of the station along Upper Bukit Timah Road after a dialogue session with the Land Transport Authority and their MP for Holland-Bukit Timah Christopher de Souza.

The authorities offered to retain the footpath after pedestrian safety concerns were voiced. But keeping it meant the footpath will have to be narrowed to accommodate construction works. At the same time, proposals were also offered to re-draw the access into and out of the condominium for vehicular safety. Vehicles entering the launch shaft construction site will assemble opposite it and drive across the entrance.

The residents complained that the construction site for the tunnel boring machine is a little too close to home for residents at Maplewoods as it will be right up to their main entrance. They claimed that is an accident waiting to happen. Construction works thus ceased on 6 June 2011.[3]

The Land Transport Authority hopes to start carrying out diversion works along Upper Bukit Timah Road on 3 July 2011, after delays due to concerns expressed by residents of the condominium.[4]

After further delays, on 12 July 2011 work on the train station along Bukit Timah Road resumed and picked up pace again within three days after work was stopped by the Maplewood residents who demanded that a launch shaft for a tunnelling machine to be sited at Sixth Avenue, but authorities have studied this proposal and found it not feasible, since the shophouses there will have to make way for construction works.[5]

Soil near station sinks[edit]

About 25-metre (82 ft) of the rightmost two lanes on Bukit Timah Road has been closed off to traffic after a nearby drain embankment caved in on 17 January 2012 in the course of tunnelling works for the Downtown Line. Engineers found a 14m precast segment of the Bukit Timah canal wall near the junction of Bukit Timah Road and Clementi Road dislodged, and some gaps in the ground were formed around that segment of the canal. It then stopped its tunnelling works to ensure safety and has begun to inject cement to stabilise the ground.[6]

Art and Station Design[edit]

"The Natural History of Singapore's Mythical Botanic Creatures" by the "Artists Caravan" is an artwork illustrating the position between natural and built habitats in the environment. It also instigates curious cues to activate dialogue of the oscillating environment.[7]

The King Albert MRT Station and its adjoining stations, Tan Kah Kee and Sixth Avenue, are designed to represent the natural elements of air, fire, and water. The King Albert Station design represents the element of air and features many blue .

and turquoise colored panels created by PolyVision.[8]

Station layout[edit]

L2 Overhead Bridge
L1 Street Level
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Transitlink Counter
B2 Platform B Downtown Line MRT Singapore Destination 12.png towards  DT19  NE4  Chinatown via  DT7  Sixth Avenue
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform A Downtown Line MRT Singapore Destination 11.png towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang via  DT5  Beauty World

Exits[edit]

  • A: Bukit Timah Railway Bridge, Covenant Community Methodist Church, Methodist Girls' School
  • B: Sime Darby Centre

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
Downtown Line
to DT1 Bukit Panjang 6.07am 6.27am 12.38am
to DT19 Chinatown 5.39am 5.59am 11.44pm

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alignment of DTL and DTL 2 and maps of DTL 2 stations" (PDF). Land Transport Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-10-10. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  2. ^ Adrian Lim and Melissa Lim (6 December 2015). "Public gets first peak at second phase of Downtown Line". AsiaOne. AsiaOne. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Maplewoods residents unhappy with solutions offered". Channel News Asia. 2011-06-16. 
  4. ^ "LTA confident Downtown Line 2 will proceed as scheduled after delays". Channel News Asia. 2011-06-30. 
  5. ^ "Work on King Albert Park MRT station to continue". Channel News Asia. 2011-07-12. 
  6. ^ "Part of Bukit Timah canal found dislodged while tunnelling: LTA". Channel News Asia. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 
  7. ^ Amirah Liyana Reduwan. "Downtown Line 2: Art in Transit". The New Paper. The New Paper. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "King Albert". PolyVision. PolyVision. Retrieved 30 September 2016.